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How to Cancel Universal Credit UK

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Universal Credit is a form of help from the government of the United Kingdom for people in need, a social security benefit that was introduced in 2013 and it has replaced other form of benefits like the Child Tax Credit, the Housing Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker?s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance and Working Tax Credit. The Universal Credit is not available to you if you already receive any of these benefits. If you happen to be a Universal Credit customer and you need to cancel it due to changes in circumstances, if you want to cancel an appointment for getting the Universal Credit or for any other reasons, then reading this article will help you to understand how to properly do that faster and better than you would do it without any help. To make the cancellation as smooth as possible, please follow the steps presented below in this article.

  • Visit the Universal Credit section of the website
  • Read the Help pages and the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact the Universal Credit UK Customer Service free number?0800 328 5644

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This piece of information about the Universal Credit UK may act exactly like a multi-step guide created for customers like yourself in order to help you to cancel easily your Universal Credit benefit. You will be able to understand with each step you’ll take further reading this article how to cancel Universal Credit faster in order to save time and money. If you need to find more about this government benefit, please visit the Universal Credit UK contact numbers page on our website.

Step 1 ? Enter Main Universal Credit UK Website

Universal Credit UK Homepage

When you enter the main section of the Universal Credit UK website you will find the best source of information on how to cancel this type of benefit; follow the steps below:

  • Enter first the main Universal Credit UK website
  • Know exactly what type of benefit you need to cancel
  • Prepare a credit card in case you need to pay cancellation fees

How to Apply for Universal Credit UK Online

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If you want to apply for Universal Credit you need to do that online, as a couple or as a single person. After filing an application you have to contact the local Jobcentre Plus to make an appointment and you should know that you can’t get Universal Credit if you will not attend the appointment. To apply for Universal Credit you will need your bank details, your email address, your National Insurance Number, information on your housing, details about your income or details of investments and savings. To apply online you will need your driving licence, a credit or a debit card, and your passport.

Step 2 – Read the Cancellation Conditions for Universal Credit UK

Universal Credit Cancellation Conditions

In case you want to cancel your Universal Credit UK benefit due to changes in circumstances you have to report the changes, otherwise, your claim might be stopped if the change is not being reported. The change in circumstances may include finding a job, moving with a partner, having a child, caring for a child, the move to a new address when you change your bank details or your rent is going up or down. Also, you have to report a change of circumstances if your health condition changes if you become ill to work or any other changes to your earnings.

How to Cancel Universal Credit UK

Universal Credit UK Sign InIf you want to cancel Universal Credit UK when there are changes in circumstances, you have to get in touch with Universal Credit customer service department by signing in to your Universal Credit account in case you have already an account or to call the Universal Credit helpline at the end of this guide. When you Sign in to your Universal Credit UK account you will be able to see your statements, to report changes in circumstances, to see your to do list, to see when will be your next payment, to add a note to your journal or to see your Claimant Commitment. To login, you will need your username and password that you have set up when you have applied to your Universal Credit.

Why to Report Changes in Circumstances to Universal Credit Helpline

Universal Credit Changes in Circumstances

It is very important to report changes in circumstances to Universal Credit Helpline if you get a job or if your hours of work have increased. The same situation will apply if you have been paid too much and you will have to repay the money if you gave the wrong information, if you were overpaid by mistake or if you did not report a change right away. You should keep in mind that you could pay a penalty or even taken to court if you give wrong information or you do not report changes in circumstance straight away.

How to Cancel Universal Credit Appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment to get a Universal Credit benefit you will have to get in touch with Universal Credit helpline by the phone, you can find the Universal Credit UK customer service number at the end of this guide. You can reschedule your appointment for getting the Universal Credit benefit or you can cancel it for good.

Step 3 – Enter Universal Credit Account and Cancel your Benefit

Sign In Universal Credit AccountWhen you want to cancel your Universal Credit UK benefit online you have to Sign in to your online account and locate the change in circumstances link. When you report a change in circumstances you will be able to cancel your Universal Credit benefit and so you will not pay any penalties due to changes in your situation.

Step 4 ? Contact The Universal Credit UK Customer Service Contact Number Helpline

As you could see from the Universal Credit UK article it is not a very difficult task to cancel this benefit. You can cancel a Universal Credit UK appointment or you can cancel your entire benefit when there are changes in circumstances and so you will not have to pay penalties. However, if you are not able to do this by yourself online, then you may contact the Universal Credit free number 0800 328 5644 and you will be advised by a member of the customer service that will assist you with your cancellation!

22 thoughts on “How to Cancel Universal Credit UK

  1. This article does explain how to close the UC account, delete all information and de activate the login. If you have any information on this I would be very grateful to receive it

  2. Hi, could you please tell me how to cancel UC, I don? t want it any more. I want back my tax credit can you explain me how can I get it back? Becouse I make wrong decision with UC and I want back tax credit.

  3. I agree with all the comments and i want to know how to go back to tax credits.This is not a benefit its a hardship.
    I feel like we are trapped here now cos looks like no way out of this benefit you cant even cancel.

  4. It?s the benefit system yet! People are without money for weeks due to this system! I normally am meticulous with money and I have not had a penny for 2 weeks and I have no one to turn to with 2 kids I?m in the worst place now than I?ve ever been:(

  5. The flaw is, that that there are sanctions for leaving a job you don?t like. It?s terrifying to think you could be stuck in a minimum wage job you are not suited to with the threat of sanctions for 3 years if you leave. Therefore, you spend most of the 35 hrs applying for jobs you don?t want to take a chance on, and being completely honest with the employer if they phone up. I can?t get sanctioned if I tell an employer I panic under stress, because I do. But really, I don?t know until I try. How can I take a chance though? It?s a shame, because I was one of my last employer?s best workers, paid tax on ?35,000 a year for25 years (equivalent in 1990 was about 15,000) and could have been a productive person with a decent system. I even asked if I could work with a plasterer for free to get trained for a year, and just receive minimum benefits, but there are no training schemes set up for 42 yr olds. They want you in agencies on minimum wage with horrendous shifts. Then they monitor you under the pretence it?s a safety net, but really, they are just trapping you. This is why I gave chosen only companies that you can be self employed in. That is the only way to not feel trapped. Luckily my house was paid off, and I only need minimum wage. I will never earn over the tax threshold on principle, as this country did nothing for me after me paying tax for 25 years.

  6. Marriage ended in Oct still not had a payment then was informed I was entitled to ?per month for me and my kids but after they take a share I?m left with ?less month on a weekly wage before tax ni and pension come off so how is it possible to pay full ren and council tax on money I don?t have this is really affecting my mental health and I honestly don?t know how the government can condone leaving people penniless if they work and why are they taking money from me when I?ve not had any from them thy have assumed I I?m financially stable based on my wage alone yet I have 3 kids one of which is 20 with autistism who gets nothing and I can?t undersrand how ? per month is meant to support me and my kids when I pay a lot a month rent and more per month council tax and that?s before I buy food pay my bills and budget for my kids lunches and travel expenses it?s a disgrace and the billions thy have pumped into the system we?re is it if no one is being paid no doubt lining the pockets of parliament if it isn?t sorted it?s going to cost them a lot more in legal fees from people suing than anything so bin it and bring back child tax credits and maybe stop paying drug addicts crazy amounts of money for an addiction that can be cured and stop making actual disabled people suffer by denying them benefits they are entitled to,cos let?s face it billions is spent on methadone programs and pip payments being awarded to people who aren?t entitled to is because their addiction is an addiction not an actual disability they have a choice my child doesn?t she will never be cured yet because she wants to go to uni the pip assessor decided she wasn?t entitled to a penny despite the fact she cnt tell the time she can?t tie her laces she can?t hold a conversation with anyone she doesn?t know she eats the skin from hands until u see bone but regardless let?s give it to the drug dealing drug addicts instead it makes me sick to my stomach to think being employed was a good thing coz now I?m thinking maybe I should start an addiction of my own and al get more money than I am currently the government are a joke and need to open their eyes to the con artists addicts who know the system better than the system

  7. I was told to apply early before my income support ended, i apply on the 6th of Jan and my Income support or my child tax wasn’t ment to stop untill the 2nd of Feb!!! All my money stopped because of universal credit and I spoke to them over the phone to say I was entitled untill the 2nd but they said their was nothing they could do!!! They say you can get a fast payment till the date you due to get paid but shouldn’t this be your money not money you have to pay back! seem as the stop everything else before your actual pay day! I had to wait for the 12th of Feb before I got my first payment and they are taking the some of the money off me that I was entitled to to pay back income support! So what was my children and I ment to live on between times? You get money taken off you to pay them back witch in fact you are actually entitled to!! And should be entitled to!! They definitely don’t no how to do their maths!!!

  8. You cant just cancel your universal credit. Even if you start work , for the next 6 months they still expect you to attend your uc interviews at the jobcentre even on days you are working

  9. The system is crap. I used to get child tax credit and working tax weekly. As I changed jobs for less hours I had to claim UC. I have been 4 weeks without any child tax credits and working tax and still not sure when a payment will come. I had to provide 3 months bank statements, payslips etc. (I been paid weekly so that were a lot payslips) .I been claiming tax credits for 3 years HMR have all my proof why do I have to provide it all again. Its been a nightmare. Problem is, even if you work 36 hour you still have to claim for housing benefits, go for interview appointments on days off you work,etc…I don’t want housing benefits. I need to find a way to cancel the thing. I rather have no tax at all instead of being controlled like this.

  10. I was wondering if I can cancel universal credit as I won my appeal for esa but got told I can’t go back on esa because of universal credit and cant get any additional payments on universal credit. I got told to go on universal credit while waiting on appeal which was a big mistake as I can’t go back on esa because of universal credit

  11. UC is a load of £$%^. I accidentally made an error in fiĺing out the annual year 2018/2019 child tax credit awards and got a phone call telling me I’m not entitled to child tax credit and have to claim UC. I claim Uc and guess what? I apparently now owe £200 in child tax credit because child tax made an error and over paid me which I did not even know about at the time. I’m also going back into fill time education and being penalised for this aswell as I’m over the age limit for free education. Being on UC is the worst benefit there is.

  12. For those asking how to cancel. I added a message online to a work coach asking for it to be cancelled due to longer needing it. (I inherited money but didn’t want to have to go into all the details of that with them) and they closed my claim the next day!

  13. Their system is shocking I’m a working mum to 3 with a partner who works I dont claim nothing other then child tax and I have to go through all this rubbish to get my kids money. This was originally introduced to cap benefits when claiming over the limit I claim nothing and yet I’m treated like a scrounger and its discusting its needs to be scrapped end off !!

  14. I am working temp but became ill and got a sick note for 6 weeks, I was pay £ and some weeks less and no support with rent.
    I had to return to work even low I am sick to keep a roof over my head..

  15. I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be receiving treatment during December so will neednto cancel my booking

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